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Toxic stress: the other health crisis politicians should be talking about [STATnews.com]

By Jim Hickman, STATnews.com, June 21, 2019 A t nearly 50,000 deaths each year, the opioid epidemic is shaping up to be the central public health issue of the 2020 presidential election. From President Trump on the right with a declaration of national emergency to Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left with a 10-year, $100 billion plan to fight addiction, the candidates are racing to outdo each other on one of the few issues that transcends our polarized politics. But there’s another burgeoning...

Because of Andres Perez, 10,000+ Latinx parents in Northern California embrace trauma-informed parenting

Andres Perez immigrated to San Jose, Calif., from Mexico in 1990. He was 24 years old, undocumented, knew little English, lacked job skills, and had a pregnant wife to support. He hit the ground running by completing an ESL program in San Jose City College, and, while working days at any job he could find, at night he earned an associate of science degree with specialization in electronics and computers in 2002. Fortunately for thousands of Latinx parents and their children, he never worked...

Review of ACE studies confirms supporting parent-child relationship is key

When health care providers screen their pediatric patients for ACEs, what interventions might help improve outcomes for children? Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, a pediatrician in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University, and a colleague sought an answer to that question in a systematic review of studies that was published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. As part of their inquiry, Marie-Mitchell and her co-investigator, Rashel Kostolansky , who was a...

In the Arena with NOW Podcast Episode, "Letting Communities Lead" (30 min)

The Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) is excited to share the second episode of In the Arena with NOW , a podcast series that lifts up the voices of community leaders who are “in the arena” -- in classrooms, playgrounds, Congressional halls, hospitals, and neighborhood streets -- working to make sure that all children and families can live healthy, thriving lives. In our second episode, we speak with members of the Young Child Wellness Council (YCWC) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ,...

Deportation Worries Fuel Anxiety, Poor Sleep, Among U.S.-Born Latina/O Youth (scienceblog.com)

“We’re seeing an increase in anxiety that is related to kids’ concern about the personal consequences of U.S. immigration policy, and these are U.S.-born citizens,” said Brenda Eskenazi, the Brian and Jennifer Maxwell Endowed Chair in Public Health in UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. “Further, these are kids in California, a sanctuary state with more protective policies for immigrant families, compared to many other states,” Eskenazi said. “So, this study is probably reflecting the...

Addressing ACEs - A Call to Action

A Call to Action Addressing ACEs – A Call to Action will provide inspiration and education for professionals to take the next steps toward implementing trauma informed programming in their specific service areas. Keynote speakers include: Liz Murray , co-founder and executive director of The Arthur Project Internationally recognized clinician Dr. Stephanie Covington presenting “Trauma and the Three ‘Rs’: Recognize, Respond, Recover” Dr. Andi Clements and Becky Haas presenting “Creating a...

Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children [newyorker.com]

By Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, June 22, 2019. Hundreds of immigrant children who have been separated from their parents or family members are being held in dirty, neglectful, and dangerous conditions at Border Patrol facilities in Texas. This week, a team of lawyers interviewed more than fifty children at one of those facilities, in Clint, Texas, in order to monitor government compliance with the Flores settlement, which mandates that children must be held in safe and sanitary conditions...

Native Americans Are Almost Invisible On College Campuses, And It's Hurting Their Chances For Success [laist.com]

By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, laist, June 20, 2019. For Native American college students, the road to earning a college degree can be a rocky, lonely pursuit. Only about 1,100 of the 280,000 students enrolled in the entire 10-campus University of California system in 2018 were Native Americans — that's 0.4 percent. And the overall Native American enrollment was only about 100 students more than 20 years ago; during that same span, the UC system added 100,000 students. The relatively few Native...

Major study suggests Medicaid work requirements are hurting people without really helping anybody [vox.com]

By Dylan Scott, Vox, June 19, 2019. The first major study on the nation’s first Medicaid work requirements finds that people fell off of the Medicaid rolls but didn’t seem to find more work. Since Arkansas implemented the nation’s first Medicaid work requirements last year, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found, Medicaid enrollment has fallen for working-age adults, the uninsured rate has been rising, and there has been little discernible effect on...

Can big data help prevent child abuse and neglect? [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By Giles Bruce, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, June 24, 2019. Emily Putnam-Hornstein thought there had to be a better way to protect kids. The USC professor of social work had seen the statistics: roughly 7 million children come to the attention of child welfare authorities every year in the United States; one in three American kids will be the subject of maltreatment investigations in their lifetimes. “Do we really think a third of American children are so endangered they need...

Anger: Our Most Misunderstood Emotion

In my opinion when we can’t say “no,” we also can’t say a fully committed “yes” to our heart’s deepest desires. We get mired in the quicksand of ambivalence rather than the clarity of clear our clear yes and no. We feel stuck and trapped rather than clear and free. Dr. Heller says that expressing healthy anger really matters because when we say no/stop, we take our own side and have our own back rather than turning on or giving up on ourselves.

Suicide Rates Are Rising Significantly Among African American Teens (scienceblog.com)

A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans who have attempted or died by suicide suggests there is a greater need for mental health services in urban school districts, and that we need to do a better job in convincing parents and caregivers to safely secure firearms and ammunition in the home. Taking those measures, Dr. James Price said, could save lives. Price, UToledo professor emeritus of health education and public health at UToledo, recently authored...

Claire's Story: Larry the drug dealer? Part 63

By A. Hosack, P. Berman, & K. Hecht If I say yes, I can get out. I want out so bad. If I say no, I am trapped and lose my protection! Larry should be excited. He could get early parole. But he wasn’t excited. He was feeling smashed down, controlled, no choice visible anywhere. Martin was trying to reassure him that it was going to be okay. Sure, Larry couldn’t go home but he would get out of prison! The gang leader that was watching out for Larry in prison was part of a large drug cartel...

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